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GOLDEN YEARS

Ears

Introduction As people age, they may hear less well and balance may become difficult to maintain. These changes occur because some structures in the ear that help with hearing or balance deteriorate with age. Moreover, earwax tends to accumulate more in elderly. This accumulation can interfere with hearing. The importance …

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Dysphagia

Introduction Dysphagia means difficulty in swallowing. It also includes the feeling that the food is stuck in the throat or between the throat and the stomach. Difficulty in swallowing is more common among older people. About 5% to 10% of older people who live independently have difficulty in swallowing. Swallowing …

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Management of Pain

Introduction Pain assessment in elderly people provides very unique challenges. The doctor assessing the pain must rely on his skill and perception as well as verbal and nonverbal expressions of patients and caregivers for a comprehensive assessment. Assessment of pain in the elderly may at times be difficult and frustrating …

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Cause

Introduction The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defined pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Chronic pain has several different meanings in medicine. Distinction between acute and chronic pain has relied upon …

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Anemia in Elderly

Introduction There are three types of cells that circulate throughout the body, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Anemia is a medical condition that occurs when a person does not have enough red blood cells. Red blood cells, which contain haemoglobin, a red iron-rich protein, carry oxygen from …

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Hypothyroidism

Introduction Hypothyroidism is a condition due to underactive thyroid gland. There is a decrease in the production of thyroid hormones which slows down the body functions. More than 15% of older people have some degree of hypothyroidism. Women are affected about twice as often as men. Causes In many people, …

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Hipotiroidisme

Pengenalan Hipotiroidisme adalah keadaan di mana kelenjar tiroid menjadi kurang aktif. Pengeluaran hormon tiroid akan berkurangan mengakibatkan fungsi badan menjadi perlahan. 15% atau lebih daripada warga emas mempunyai penyakit hipotiroidisme. Penyakit ini adalah 2 kali ganda lebih kerap di kalangan kaum wanita berbanding dengan kaum lelaki. Penyebab-penyebab Untuk kebanyakan pesakit, …

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